Skip to main content
Become a member
  • Register
  • Login

Register Login
East of England Hertfordshire

IoD Hertfordshire Goes Behind the Scenes at Vauxhall Manufacturing Plant

Liz Langmaid 24 Sep 2018
IoD Hertfordshire Company Visiit to Vauxhall Manufacturing Plant

On Tuesday 18th September IoD Hertfordshire (inc. Bedfordshire) were kindly invited to go behind the scenes at the Vauxhall Van Manufacturing Plant in Luton.

Members and non-members arrived at 10.15am and the event started with coffee, pastries and networking before introductions were made by Richard McBarnet, our IoD Hertfordshire Chair, and members of the team at Luton Vauxhall. A short plant overview presentation was then given by the Vauxhall Plant Director, Mark Wright, giving details on their working methods, shift patterns and methods for combating staff absences.   As well as details on their award winning Vivaro, which is exported to over 27 countries and with 40% local content contributes £148 million to the UK Economy.

After putting on fluorescent jackets, and audio equipment (to enable us to hear our guide) we were given a fascinating tour around the factories Body Shop and General Assembly Units and were able to see the manufacture of the Vivaro Vans from start to the finished product. The tour lasted approximately 90 minutes.

With thanks to the Vauxhall team for such a well organised and interesting morning.

Here are some of the photographs taken during our visit:


Please Join IoD Hertfordshire For Our Next Events:

​Cyber Security Panel Breakfast with Sophos

Networking Event in Bishop Stortford

Charity Christmas Lunch

Mastermind Sessions

Contact IoD East of England

For more information, please contact.

020 3006 2729

East of England

Branch and staff contacts can be found on the main Contacts tab


IoD East of England
The Bradfield Centre,
Cambridge Science Park,
CB4 0GA